Officials: Man dies following arrest in Toms River for outstanding warrants

The attorney general's office says police attempted to arrest the man for active warrants at a gas station on Route 37.

Lanette Espy

Apr 22, 2024, 1:00 PM

Updated 28 days ago

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The attorney general's office has launched an investigation into the death of a man following an encounter with police in Toms River.
The attorney general's office says officers from the Island Heights and Toms River Police Departments and the Ocean County Sherriff's Office attempted to arrest the man Friday afternoon for active warrants at a gas station on Route 37 near West End Avenue. It's not known what the warrants were for.
Officials say the identity of the man is not currently being released.
According to the attorney general’s office, the man refused to get out of a parked car and said he was having a medical emergency. Officials say police still arrested the man and gave him medical treatment on scene.
The man was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River, where he later died.


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